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say this honda civic is the crime scene. the victim was shot inside this car while waiting at a stop sign. >> we are asking the public if anyone has any videos, to please contact us. >> reporter: a witness tells police the gunman got out of a brown car and opened fire. now police are looking for anyone with more information to come forward. family have identified the victim as 34-year-old quinn boyer, a paramedic working for santa clara county ambulance. today, his company said a violent crime directed at one of their own has shaken the staff. >> our paramedics are trained to help patients, to be on the scene and help people. now we're having to deal with one of our own, who was in that situation. >> reporter: police aren't officially commenting on a motive, but a law enforcement source tells us that when a first responder arrived on the scene, he mumbled the words, he
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tried to rob me. >> it's one of those type of cases, it's an important case for us. >> reporter: so far, there is still just that limited description of the getaway vehicle, a brown car. at this point, there still isn't even word whether or not the gunman was acting alone or if there was a getaway driver. clearly, oakland police want to hear from you if you have any information about this case. as we mentioned at the top of this newscast, air force one is on its way to the bay area. the president should arrive about 5:25 this evening. he's going to be greeted by a lot of protesters who are angry about a number of different issues. eric rasmussen has more now from san francisco. he's with some of those protesters. eric? >> reporter: and frank, they are starting to gather here tonight at pacific heights. easily more than 100 here and more arriving by the minute. the ones that are already here have had to be on the move as well in the last hour. secret service and police have been pushing them back from the
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area around the getty house, where president obama will be later this evening for a democratic fund-raiser. the same event raised $1.7 million last year. the focus of many protesters out here, as you can see and hear, is the proposed keystone oil pipeline. >> we stand out here on the corner at this fund-raiser, do you think it will make any difference? >> it's all about people power tonight. and we are going to be here with thousands of people this evening, saying no to the keystone pipeline and no the drone warfare. >> reporter: again as we come back out live, a lot of issues being protested tonight. you can see banners and signs protesting that keystone oil pipeline. reporter mike has been looking into this issue more closely today, and he's at another event that the president will be attending in the city tonight, and he'll have a closer look at that issue in a few issues here at 5. we're
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live in san francisco, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. home prices showed a healthy year-over-year jump in february. the data shows that while the average home price in the united states went up half a percent from january to february, it was more than 10% higher than when you compare it to last year. on wall street today, signs of weakness when it comes to the job market and the service industry. the dow ended up losing 111 points. the s&p 500 dropped 16. a big announcement from disney today. why disney is shutting down lucasarts, which is based in the presidio. noelle? >> reporter: frank, lucasarts says some of its employees here at the gaming division will transfer to disney, but others
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will lose their jobs. the company isn't saying how many layoffs. it's the house that yodi built. for decades, the force seemed to be with anything that had the lucas name attached to it. but today, disney announced shutting down its offices and cancelling its video game projects. the company released a statement, saying, quote, after evaluating our position in the games market, we've decided to shift lucasarts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality star wars games. lucasarts had two star wars games in development, after 30 years of video game development, the division appeared to be swallowed up by the disney death star. disney acquired lucasfilm last year.
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they knew something big happened. >> it was gridlocked for an hour and a half. endless cars coming out of there. >> what did you think? >> i thought maybe i needed to get out of the area, that maybe they heard some news i didn't know about. >> reporter: today, there was no mass exodus. employees who acknowledged to us that they worked at lucas arts told us they were instructed not to talk about the layoff. adrian thinks the talented pool of workers here has nothing to worry about. >> i saw a new article saying that 80,000 new jobs were created because of this little platform here. i think there is a future platform that involves gaming. >> reporter: so we're talking about the lucasarts gaming division, not lucasfilms. one tech analyst told me today's cuts are not
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surprising. reporting live, noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. the u.s. coast guard tonight says tug boats are working to corral a disabled cruise ship after it broke away from its moorings during high winds. the carnival cruise ship triumph had been docked. and there is still no sign of a worker believed to have been knocked in the water by the winds. the triumph made national headlines recently. the battle over gay rights has come to a tiny town in arizona. the city council voted 5-2 to recognize same-sex unions. supporters and opponents packed last night's meeting under this legislation. same-sex partners will receive the same rights as married couples within the bisbee boundaries. the attorney general says the city law is unconstitutional and vows to fight it in court.
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a judge today sentenced a union city man to 125 years in prison for having sex with a seven-year-old girl, and also for possessing child pornography. the 39-year-old was arrested in october of 2010 after the girl told her mother about the sex. he was convicted of sex with a minor, lewd and lascivious acts against a child under 14, and possession of child pornography. the irs still finds itself in a catch-up game. the decision making from congress last year delayed the irs from beginning its own tax processing season, and in some cases not even having enough forms available for weeks, after they're usually out, which delayed tax preparers. >> so because of that, there's been -- the numbers are slightly lower than they have been in the past, but we anticipate those numbers will catch up, and everything will continue on track as anticipated. >> it is possible to get an extension if you can't make the
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tax deadline. security nice and tight here in san francisco, where the president of the united states is set to arrive in a little more than an hurry. opponents of the keystone pipeline are ready and waiting. a system will soon be knocking on our door. coming up, how much rainfall you can expect in your neighborhood. [ birds chirping ] [ inhales, exhales ] [ announcer ] cigarettes are not just dangerous when they're smoked. [ rat squeaking ] they're dangerous long after. cigarette butts are toxic. they release chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ]
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continuing coverage now of the president's bay area visit. those opposed to the keystone xcel pipeline are using this visit to protest about the project. >> reporter: well, the keystone pipeline is not set to come through san francisco, but it is still a very hot topic right here, especially in sea cliff, where security is quite tight.
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billionaire tom siren is hosting a cocktail party. he is a huge critic of the pipeline extension. >> one of the reasons frankly i'm excited to be here is i agree with tom stire, that the keystone pipeline is a terrible idea. >> we are huge supporters of barack and are very excited he's here. >> the president is facing one of the most major decisions on climate of my life sometime. >> reporter: becky vaughn is talking about the keystone xcel pipeline extension. it is 1700 miles long and would carry 700,000 barrels of crude a day. it still needs the president's approval. tonight, san francisco billionaire tom stire is expected to tell the president why it should not be built. other critics, pointing to last
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week's exxon mobile spill, say the pipeline extension is unnecessary and poses safety risks. >> the only americans will ever see from the pipeline is the oil that spills in nebraska and oklahoma and texas, oil that we'll have to clean up. we think it's a bad deal for america and the president should say no. >> reporter: but right now, the majority of americans are saying yes. a new poll shows 66% of u.s. adults say they favor the pipeline. supporters say building the keystone extension will create jobs. tonight in sea cliff, though, some residents are just happy to hear the president is in town. >> i think it's wonderful. >> reporter: and back live here in sea cliff, as a lot of residents -- they can't even get into their house at this hour, as everyone here is awaiting the president's arrival. again, he is expected here in the neighborhood in the 6:00 hour. the defense secretary chuck hagel said that north
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korea's nuclear threats present a real and clear danger. kim jong un is vowing to build a nuclear weapon. some analysts call the threats empty, but speaking at an national defense university today, chuck hagel said he wasn't willing to take that chance. >> it only takes being wrong once, and i don't want to be the secretary of defense who was wrong once. >> north korea has threatened to launch attacks against the united states. the u.s. has sent fighter jets and warships to the korean peninsula. children from around the nation will dine with first lady michelle obama at the white house this summer. they'll be sampling original issues at the second annual kids state dinner. it has a prize and contest to promote healthy eating. the first lady's healthy lunchtime challenge is asking kids from eight to twelve, and
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their parents, to create nutrition lunch recipes that represent each food group. if they have a winning recipe, they get lunch with the first lady. there is news that google is set to launch a new model of its tablet. the new gadget is set to be thinner and have a higher screen resolution. mountain view's google helps to sell eight million units before the end of the year. more information is leaking out tonight about apple's plans to launch several groundbreaking tv products. there is word itv will come in 50, 55 and 60-inch versions. the price range could be as high as $2500. the rumors come from an industry analyst, who says he's talked with apple's overseas suppliers. the company doesn't comment on
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upcoming products. two women from contra costa are among seven people indicted by a federal grand jury on charges stemming from a mortgage fraud scheme. the women are elsie fuller and leona yeargin of san pablo. if convicted, those two women face up to 20 years in prison and fines for their part of that scheme. san jose mayor chuck reed has sent a personal letter to the commissioner segel. they have been trying to relocate the a's to san jose, but the giants have rejected to that proposal. >> there are people getting
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hard feelings, getting upset about the long they. i think the best way to deal with that is to have a conversation, figure out what issues he's got, give him the answers he wants to we can move ahead. >> a baseball spokesman said the commissioner has not yet seen the letter and would have no further comment. really beautiful day across most of the a earn today. but our meteorologist mark tamayo has been tracking the latest models. you see changes on the horizon? >> for today, pretty mild out there, especially away from the shoreline. in fact, here's a live camera look toward the shoreline. fog, a big factor coastside. there's frisk out there in the distance. that will move into the bay in the next few hours. you can tell, with the temperature pattern, currently 54 degrees in half moon bay, 59 at sfo. san francisco, 60 degrees. but away from the water, you can see those warm temperatures inland. look at all the 70's out in
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livermore. and concord checking in at 85. this happens to be the loop over the past three hours. the latest imagery, just a few high clouds approaching the bay area shoreline. it will be dry for tonight, but early into thursday morning, you will notice -- you will probably hear the raindrops. our next system will be targeting thursday morning. rain returns first thing thursday morning and some -- some of the heaviest rain will be 3:00 to 8:00. rainfall totals -- no wind advisories but winds 22 to 25 miles an hour, especially the morning hours when the front approaches. overnight, temperatures mainly in the low to mid 50's. plan on a wet commune --
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commute. we could have slick roadways and a higher chance of accidents on the roadways as well with the downpours and gusty winds. just cloud cover approaching the region for tonight. look at all this here, with the greens and blues. thursday morning, at 4:00, we do wrap up the rainfall probabilities, so here we are thursday morning at 4:00, and still lingering into the 6:00 hour as well. it basically covers the entire bay area, all the way down towards santa cruz. but changes expected by the afternoon. and changes also for the upcoming weekend as well. more in a few minutes. from the brick to super slick, a look at the evolution of the cell phone, 40 years later. the rolling stones are coming to the bay area, but if you want to buy a ticket,
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you'll have to dig deep. we'll let you know how deep. new at 6, was the destruction of this bird's home a criminal offense? the actions that could get a local government agency in trouble with the feds. one year later, we reveal by only one person is facing consequences. also, the sequester cuts were supposed to cause calamity in the skies. we're checking to see if anything has really changed, tonight at 6. 97
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who would have ever thought that four guys would still be playing their music before sold- out arenas? the rolling stones are coming back to the bay area. >> reporter: frank, the bay area rolling stone fans are about to get some satisfaction. the stones are set to play next
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month here at hp pavilion and at the oracle arena in oakland. but it's going to cost you. for days, billboards have been hinting something was up. the rolling stones' 50th anniversary tour is coming to town. the band announced they'll play may 5 at the oracle arena and may 8 at hp pavilion. tickets go on sale monday. the prices range from up to 171 to $665. in san jose, it's a little cheaper. the stones music played. this woman said she was at the last stones concert and is planning to see them again, whatever the cost. >> that's okay. i think it's worth it, you know. they were supposed to be done touring, right? so this is a huge opportunity. >> now i can save up.
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>> reporter: many tickets will likely end up on online ticket websites. >> we know that concerts, especially high-profile tours like the rolling stones, will definitely drive demand on stub hub, without question. >> reporter: ben shows us an article he wrote on mick jagger and company 41 years ago. >> i think it's like a lot of musicians and artists who just cannot stop doing what they do best. >> reporter: the stones are expected to play a lot of their well-known songs, but a few new numbers are reportedly being included in the show. reporting live, rob roth ktvu channel 2 news. a big shakeup on the tonight show was announced. long-time host jay leno is
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leaving again. jimmy fallen will take over. while leno remains top rated, nbc's top brass was reportedly worried about losing younger viewers to kimmel. 40 years ago today, a technological milestone, the first-ever call on a mobile phone. that call was made by motorola engineer martin cooper. he used what was called the motorola dynatack. it weighed two and a half pounds. ten years later, in 1983, the first mobile phone went on sale for $4,000. at the time, cooper said he thought the cost would make it hard for mobile phones to sell. little did he know what the future had in store. the latest on the defective bolts on the bay bridge and
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information about the company that made them. and a contest for judges. what we've uncovered about a lavish coverage paid for with your tax dollars.
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complete bay area news coverage continues. this is ktvu channel 2 news. more fallout tonight over those busted bolts on the new eastern span of the bay bridge. the possible fix caltrans announced last week when it revealed the snapped safety bolts may not be the right solution. tom baker has been following the developments on this project and has learned more about what's next and more about the bolt manufacturer. >> reporter: caltrans says test results on the broken bolts will be made public in a week.
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an alternative fix will be unveiled in about two weeks. >> and we're looking at the remaining votes that have yet to be tensioned and seeing if those meet our standards. >> reporter: if those bolts that can be removed and tested are okay, they might still be used. if not -- >> the solution could just simply be to fabricate new bolts. >> reporter: because of this defective set of bolts, everything that the corporation has made for the entire bridge -- and that's a lot of stuff -- is now going to be reviewed. but the company maintains its silence, and that's a problem, because they make a heck of a lot more bolts and fasteners for things other than the bay bridge. they are deeply involved in supplying parts to many facilities, including nuclear power plants, wind farms, mining and the military. though a subcontractor's liability on private construction projects is sometimes limited to replacing parts, san francisco construction defects attorney
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george wolfe says that's unlikely here. >> it would be unusual that they would allow a provision like that to be included in their contract. >> reporter: is the day after labor day still opening day? >> if we determine that we cannot open the bridge safely by that date, we will not open it by that date. >> reporter: that's exactly five months away. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news. we want to take you now live to some developing news, live at san francisco international airport, where air force one has just landed. the president, of course, in town for a couple of big democratic fund-raisers. a few of them taking place tonight in san francisco. >> the president will be departing air force one momentarily. they'll be heading up highway 101 to san francisco for the first of those fund-raisers. it is going to be held in sea cliff. the second one will be held in pacific heig